The faithfulness of God
God’s faithfulness means He is the truth. Everything He says and does is certain. That means He is 100 percent reliable 100 percent of the time. In the words of Lewis Sperry Chafer: “He not only advances and confirms that which is true, but in faithfulness abides by His promises, and executes every threat or warning He has made.” He says what He means and means what He says and, therefore, does everything He says He will do. He does not fail, forget, falter, or vacillate. If He says it, He means it, and you can stake your life upon it.
The world we live in is full of ceaseless changes, however, only God remains constant. As Moses declared, “He is the faithful God.” How many people do you know, who no matter what the circumstances and how they feel will, always do exactly what they say every single time and do it with such thoroughness and perfection that you never have to worry about anything they say or do because you know if they say it, they will definitely do it without fail, without change, and without excuse?
To buttress this, here are five Scriptures that establish God’s faithfulness: “And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, ‘The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness”- Exodus 34:6.
“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands”- Deuteronomy 7:9
“This is what the Lord says—the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel—to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: ‘Kings will see you and rise up, princes will see and bow down, because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you’”- Isaiah 49:7
“The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it”- I Thessalonians 5:24
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful”-! – Hebrews 10: 23.
When taken together, these verses confirm that God’s faithfulness is not some minor or secondary part of His character. The faithfulness of God goes to the core of Who He really is. He keeps His word, because if He didn’t, He wouldn’t be God.
Because God is faithful, He keeps every promise He makes. Have you taken the time to trace God’s promises through the Bible? If you have not, I recommend that you begin highlighting every promise you find. When did God make the promise? To whom was it given? What were the conditions? How was it fulfilled? How does it apply to us today? There are thousands of promises covering every situation we face, including salvation, forgiveness of sin, prayer, marriage, children, disappointment, insecurity, and a whole lot of other issues.
No matter what mountains may loom before you, God is still God, and you can trust in Him because He is faithful.
• Prophet (Dr.) Abiara is General Evangelist,
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